comprehending :: activating prior knowledge :: inferring :: [backward inference :: (cohesive inference or elaborative inference) or forward inference :: predictive inference] :: Process ::
"Connecting to emotions and senses helps us get deeper into the layers of comprehension within text because we can identify with the character or situation in extremely personal ways." (Ketch, A., 2005, p. 9)
Those inferences that are based upon emotional content, typically regarding character's feelings. The distinction between logical and emotional inferences is not one without numerous murky overlaps. The distinction is made here for the sake of monitoring balance in both the types of inferences the students make and those that the teacher prompts for.
Prompts are found in each of the supersets.